“The Desperado”


"There was a desperado from the wild and woolly West, He came into Chicago just to give the West a rest." He visits Coney Island to see "the girls all dressed in tights"; he gets so excited that he shoots out the lights. He ends up in prison


Cripple Creek, Colorado was a notoriously wide-open town in the late 1800s. - PJS


  1. Silber-FSWB, p. 28, "The Desperado" (1 text)
  2. DT, DESPRAD2*
  3. BI, FSWB028


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1973
Found in: US